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Environmental history and what makes for a civilization – Romila Thapar

“Many voices of history … are what well known historian Romila Thapar brings out in her works. In this exclusive interview, she talks about changing trends in research, corruption in society and why she refused the Padma Bhushan.” – Excerpts … Continue reading

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Video | “The past is very delicate”: Prof. Romila Thapar on narratives about the distant past

Prof. Romila Thapar, during an Interactive Workshop chaired by Prof. Rustom Bharucha, highlights the dangers arising from misrepresenting ‘narratives’ as ‘history’. “Every society had narratives about its past and some regarded them as history as time went on […] The … Continue reading

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Press Freedom in “The World’s Largest Democracy” – Fact checking

The Centre has issued directions for blocking multiple YouTube videos and Twitter posts sharing links to the controversial BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ […] using the emergency powers under the IT Rules, 2021. Source: The Telegraph, 21 January 2023URL: … Continue reading

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Forest dwellers and beasts – a hunting scene in the Mahabharata (Sakuntala narrative)

And in this wood, which teemed with herds or deer and beasts of prey that stalk the forest, Duhsanta, tiger among men, with retainers, escort, and mounts wrought havoc, killing game of many kinds. Many families of tigers he laid … Continue reading

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